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Bullet battle continues amid gun debates

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The battle for bullets hasn't lost speed since the gun control debate heated up earlier this year. The battle for bullets hasn't lost speed since the gun control debate heated up earlier this year.
BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The battle for bullets hasn't lost speed since the gun control debate heated up earlier this year.

"The demand has actually increased a little bit in the last month or so, but we're still seeing a great shortage of ammunition," said Todd Sarotte, manager of Van's Sporting Goods in Brandon.

Empty shelves have become the norm at gun shops. The most popular ammo is for 9 millimeters and 22 long rifles.

Shops still get shipments everyday but in very low quantities.

Gun owners wanting to stay current with training are running into roadblocks trying to ammo up.

"We have been rationing pistol ammunition and 22 long rifle. Several calibers, the only time we sell a gun because we don't have that much ammunition here," Sarotte said.

Now, the open carry debate has sparked interest in retention holsters. They have a lever that must be pushed to get access to the gun. Sarotte said that makes them safer for everyone and people don't have to worry with someone taking their gun from the holster.

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